OTT and online news portals brought under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting

Content providers like Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix will be regulated by the ministry

Nov 11, 2020 07:19:00 AM | Article | Campaign India Team

The Government of India has announced that online news portals and online content providers have been brought under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
 
This means that digital content providers such as Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ Hotstar, Netflix and the likes will now be regulated by the ministry.
 
The notice from the Government of India read that films and audio-visual programmes made available by online content providers  along with news and current affairs on online platforms have been inserted into Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
 
The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is headed by Prakash Javadekar.